Julie Trujillo

TEACHER
OF THE YEAR

Julie Trujillo

Foothill Elementary School
Alvord USD
 

MESSAGE

“I am honored to be an RCOE Teacher of the Year alongside the other amazing teachers. Thank you to my parents for instilling in me the value of education and hard work. Thank you to my husband, Dale, for his encouragement and support. It really is a family affair! Thank you to my colleagues at Alvord Unified, and Foothill Elementary. It is an honor to work together with outstanding educators positively impacting students. Thank you to Carol Hilton, Joan Wilkes, and Mary Malyon for seeing potential in me, when I could not see it myself. They taught me to put students first; which has had the greatest impact on me professionally. Thank you to my children, Jordan, Jason, and Sabrina-Faire, for inspiring me to do more, be more, and love more. Loving these three amazing people has taught me to view my students as someone’s most loved and cherished child.”

TEACHER OF THE YEAR

Julie Trujillo
Foothill Elementary School
Alvord USD

MESSAGE: “I am honored to be an RCOE Teacher of the Year alongside the other amazing teachers. Thank you to my parents for instilling in me the value of education and hard work. Thank you to my husband, Dale, for his encouragement and support. It really is a family affair! Thank you to my colleagues at Alvord Unified, and Foothill Elementary. It is an honor to work together with outstanding educators positively impacting students. Thank you to Carol Hilton, Joan Wilkes, and Mary Malyon for seeing potential in me, when I could not see it myself. They taught me to put students first; which has had the greatest impact on me professionally. Thank you to my children, Jordan, Jason, and Sabrina-Faire, for inspiring me to do more, be more, and love more. Loving these three amazing people has taught me to view my students as someone’s most loved and cherished child.”


Biography

It is Mrs. Julie Trujillo’s belief that every classroom should have a balance of social-emotional awareness and academics. The majority of her students are socio-economically disadvantaged, and she stresses the importance of having a safe and accepting learning environment that fosters growth and upward mobility. She strongly believes in self-advocacy for children, and in her third grade classroom. She gives students a platform to grow towards achieving their dreams. Mrs. Trujillo is well aware of how students’ personal issues can affect their academic progress, and she takes every opportunity to be available for students and families outside of an academic context. By expanding her circle of support to extend beyond the classroom, she has made strides in improving the lives of her students. She connects with others through her dedicated involvement in planning numerous school events, such as Foothill Family First Fridays to connect with colleagues as a school family. Co-workers describe Mrs. Trujillo as “selfless” and “an outstanding teacher, colleague, and friend.”